Brian Ouellette Installed as President

Brian Ouellette, a Rotary Club of Woburn member since 2016, has been elected president of the Rotary Club of Woburn. He succeeds Joe Ciulla who served for the past year. Ceremonies were recently held at the District 7930 event at Danversport. Rotary Club of Woburn meets in the Program Room at the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, every other Tuesday at noon. Ouellette is the executive director of Woburn Public Media Center based at Woburn Memorial High School. Ouellette is a five time Telly Award winning producer who graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 1982. He then went on to Suffolk University and the New York Institute of Photography. He produced his first full-length documentary in 2003 about his family's three generations of jazz drummers called "Three of a Kind". He moved to Woburn in 1994 and in 2006 formed his own production company called Plasma Films and joined the Woburn Historical Society. There, he collaborated with Kathy Lucero and the late Woburn historian John McElhiney to produce such documentaries as "Woburn - A Leather City" (2008 Telly Award winner), "Serve and Protect - A History of the Woburn Police Department", and "Ever Ready in Time of Danger - A History of the Woburn Fire Department". 
In 2009 Brian was hired by the Trustees of the Woburn Public Library to produce a public awareness film about the need to renovate and expand the "National Historic Landmark" Library. Working with Woburn native Clare Murphy, the film called "Your Community, Your Library" won a Telly Award in 2010. The years 2012 and 2013 brought two more Telly Awards to his desk with two more films in collaboration with the Woburn Historical Society. 
Ouellette notes that he is thrilled to be involved with the many local, as well as national and international projects the world-wide Rotary Club undertakes. Also he noted, "I am honored to be working at WPMC and continuing the mission to the City of Woburn that has been established by the WPMC board of directors."
Brian Ouellette Installed as President Brian Ouellette 2023-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

Woburn Rotary Serves Breakfast at Senior Center

The Rotary Club of Woburn had the pleasure of organizing, cooking and serving a breakfast at the Senior Center on School Street in Woburn on Tuesday, July 19th. We were able to provide over seventy of our well-deserved seniors a delicious breakfast as well as live music from Irish Entertainer Mossie Coughlan.  It was a great morning of fun and fellowship.
Woburn Rotary Serves Breakfast at Senior Center Brian Ouellette 2022-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

Woburn Rotary Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant

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Rotary Club of Woburn, an organization that promotes programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in the Woburn Community.  The Rotary Club of Woburn is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program.  This
Woburn –based organization was chosen from a total of 597 applicants, during a competitive review process.
Representing Rotary Club of Woburn, President William Sullivan and Treasurer Dan Walbourne joined 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector.  With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $220 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone.
The Rotary Club of Woburn is grateful to receive generous funds from Cummings Foundation. With this substantial grant our club will be able to:
  • Furnish a defibrillator to a worthy organization each year,
  • Install CO Monitors in elderly homeowners’ residences,
  • Supply local Veterans with new undergarments and socks,
  • Donate Birthday Party Bags filled with items to celebrate a child’s special day,
  • Host a luncheon for Woburn Memorial High School Seniors to celebrate their participation in Student Government Day,
  • Utilize the Fire Safety House at all city wide events and all elementary schools in Woburn.  This will teach the children how to react to smoke and fire in a safe way.
The “100K for 100” program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties.  Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties.  Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
“We are indebted to the nonprofit organizations like The Rotary Club of Woburn that have a meaningful positive impact on the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,: said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director.  “We are delighted to invest in their important programs and services.”
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at
The Rotary Club of Woburn, established in 1924, is part of the organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world.   The Mission of the Rotary Club of Woburn is to encourage Service as a way to address the needs of the global and local community.
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn.  Bill Cummings released his self written memoir, “Starting Small and Making it Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist,” in March 2018.  Additional information is available at and
Woburn Rotary Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant Mary Laing 2018-06-03 04:00:00Z 0